Team St. Luke’s athletes Bob Hunt (age 21), Chelsea McClammer (age 17), Kristen Messer (age 24) and Amberlynn Weber (age 18) had stellar performances on the track bringing home eleven medals from the 2011 ParaPan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Chelsea McClammer secured her place as the “Top Performing ParaPanAm Track and Field” athlete winning six medals. She received Gold in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m and 5000m races and the Bronze in the 800m race. McClammer received the most medals of any other track and field athlete.
Amberlynn Weber won four medals, receiving Gold in the 200m, 400m and 800m races and the Bronze in the 100m race. “To win these medals feels so amazing, it’s more than I ever imagined”, said Weber. “I knew I would do well here, but not this well! I tried to stay out of my head and just focus on racing my race and what I needed to do, and all of the pieces came together.”
Kristen Messer won the Gold medal and set a world record in the 100m race. “I didn’t expect a world record, but I’ll take it,” said a glowing Messer. “I’m just so happy to be here and thankful to all of the people who helped me train...”
Bob Hunt placed 4th in the 100m, 5th in the 200m, 6th in the 400m and 5th in the 800m and set three personal records.
Team St. Luke’s had more athletes on the U.S. Paralympic Team than any other program in the country. For more information on Team St. Luke’s visit www.st-lukes.org/tsl